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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Less is Less and More is More

These card were made for one of the Dare to be Dirty challenges, the challenge was to make two card the same keep on simple and step up the other. I really like both of these cards! I am having a blast with these challenges!!

I hope to be able to do more this week, my eye still hurts a great deal and is quite blurry! Thank you so much for all your well wishes!! Here is an explanation of what it wrong with my eye

Recurrent Corneal Erosion


Recurrent corneal erosion is a condition affecting the outermost layer of corneal cells called the epithelium. The problem is caused when the bottom layer of epithelial cells adhere poorly to the cornea, causing them to slough off easily. The pain and discomfort is often quite intense, and similar to a corneal abrasion. There is usually an underlying disorder that causes recurrent corneal erosion's to occur. The most common are: previous corneal injury (corneal abrasion), corneal dystrophy (Map Dot Fingerprint Dystrophy), or corneal disease resulting in recurrent breakdown of the epithelial cells.

Upon awakening, patients often experience severe pain, blurred vision, and light sensitivity when the eyelid pulls the loosened epithelial cells off the cornea. After the cornea heals, the problem recurs as the name implies unless the condition is treated. Recurrent corneal erosion may affect one or both eyes, depending on the underlying cause

and here is a description of the procedure they did for me

Anterior Stromal Puncture

Anterior stromal puncture is a technique in which a needle is used to create small punctures in the epithelial-stromal junction. This is accomplished by using a 27-gauge needle with a bent tip to puncture the cornea to about the depth of the anterior stroma (0.2 mm). The purpose of anterior stromal puncture is to disturb the epithelium and Bowman’s layer thus providing a stimulus for the formation of tighter adhesion's. The punctures will produce minor scarring so the visual axis should be avoided when performing this procedure.

Pretty yucky huh! Oh and when they explain the needle part it is not just on hole it is a series of hole she referred to them as tattoos because they will be there forever!

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs stamps, Walnut, Metallic Champagne and DP, Close to Cocoa ink, Bazil Flowers, Prima Flowers, Peals, Ribbon, Ticket corner punch Cuttlebug, and Dimesionals.



Blogger kathy said...

Omg Kelly it sounds painful. Your a brave person because I know I couldnt deal with the pain.

Your cards are great.

July 29, 2007 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes !! that was alittle too much for me to hear!! LOL Hope you are feeling better real soon. Totally LOVE your cards!! Judy

July 29, 2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

I hope you feel better soon! I am sure the surgery is worth it to feel better in the future. please keep us update on how you are doing. Love you cards.

Take care

July 29, 2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

These are drop dead gorgeous!!! So elegant and so romantic looking.

July 29, 2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Corie said...

These are so beautiful and elegant. Love them both.

Hope you are feeling better soon!!

July 29, 2007 5:34 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Kelly- that procedure sounds uncomfortable. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Your wedding card is Fabulous!

July 29, 2007 6:08 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh my gosh.....that sounds like it hurts! Please keep us up to date on your progress.

Your cards are *over-the-top* FABULOUS! I MUST CASE those! LOL! Damn girl, you are talented! But then, I already knew that. :-)

July 29, 2007 6:50 PM  
Blogger dd2njoy said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous...you are amazing! Get well soon!!

July 29, 2007 7:03 PM  
Blogger chelemom said...

Hope you are better soon! Love your cards...beautiful again!

July 29, 2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger Splashryan said...

I'm sorry to hear about your eyes...have they figured out what has caused this yet? I don't like needles at the best of times, never mind in the eye....thinking of you and that this procedure works! Love the cards BTW...Beautiful!

July 29, 2007 7:46 PM  
Blogger Godelieve said...

Amazing card! Love how soft and delicate it looks.

July 29, 2007 8:51 PM  
Blogger Mistylynn said...

Hope you're feelin' better, BEAUTIFUL cards.

July 29, 2007 10:30 PM  
Blogger Gina Wrona said...

Such beautiful work!!!!!

July 31, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger Billie said...

I have been wondering about you, man I love your work, and hope your healing process allows for some stamping. BIG HUGS



August 22, 2007 9:04 PM  

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